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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“guinness stew” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (16 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I have visited McGurks many times over the years. Food is on point. Service is spotty. The facility is cool. And the beer garden is great. It is a must go when in Soulard.

Thank RobbTob
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We had a large group. My dinner of beef tenderloin was wonderful. Husband's fish & chips average. Servier was fantastic!

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I love their Guinness beer there, the best in St Louis. We both had fish and chips (crisps) was great. We also had the spinach and artichoke dip, served hot, with pita bread, excellent. We normally sit outside on patio, but tonight because of heat...More

Thank krd7806
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Cold Guinness, hot corned beef, good music, great friends. The patio is fantastic if the weather is nice. Perfect.

Thank meatmaster
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The best corned beef I've found in St. Louis. Great patio when the weather is nice. The homemade chips are great too.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Dropped in for beer and food and had another nice visit. Going later on a Friday night it was mainly the bar scene crowd. I've been there earlier in the day and its much more family friendly. I had the fish and chips which was...More

Thank 54321Review
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Love the outdoor seating...my favorite appetizer is the amazing artichoke dip. The pita chips are unique as they seem to be fried but oh so good! They often have neat Irish bans inside so even in the winter it's a great place, but the outdoor...More

Thank Kris D
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is one of my favorite bars/restaurants in all of STL. We now live out of town and it's always our meeting spot when we go home. The atmosphere is so fun, the bars are plentiful and the food is AMAZING! The grilled cheese?? You...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed July 27, 2016

McGurk's has consistently good food. It is an Irish Pub so the inside is a little dark. They have a HUGE outside patio which is very nice for a lunch or dinner. Part of the patio is covered so if it is really sunny you...More

Thank KimberleySTL
Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is a great bar/restaurant with a great outdoor area. It has lots of levels and seating. Much lush greenery. The food was very good. We had sandwiches which were very good. The people close to us had salads that looked great. No cardboard iceberg...More

Thank Kag5056
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June 8, 2017|
Response from Psyprof51 | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there for lunch and there was no music. I'm sorry I can't help answer your question. Food is amazing, though. Now I'm hungry for their Rueben--beat I've ever eaten.
March 16, 2017|
Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch and kids were there as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Soulard
  • Neighbourhood: Soulard
  • Phone Number: +1 314-776-8309
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Established in 1978 as a one room pub house, John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden has risen to the top of the class among the Irish Pubs in St. Louis. In fact, Esquire Magazine, in its June, 2011 Edition, saluting the best bars in America, chose John D. McGurk’s as its only bar honored in the city of St. Louis. McGurk’s is known throughout the Midwest for its great Irish music, food, drink, and its 10,000 square foot outdoor garden, complete with breathtaking landscaping, a fountain, a waterfall, and two terrific outdoor bars. Inside and out, McGurk’s is nearly 20,000 square feet of pure Irish fun. Irish musicians entertain the patrons nightly, traveling to St. Louis from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Derry. The inside of McGurks is a series of strung together dining rooms and bars. Its brick and wood décor with wonderful Irish artifacts makes one think they are enjoying a pub in Dublin. McGurk’s has become a great place to celebrate special occasions like rehearsal dinners and private banquets. McGurk’s has all the available Irish beer and spirits and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. In addition to typical pub grub, McGurk’s offers wonderful steaks, assorted fish entrees, pasta specialties, and a delightful rack of lamb. Great food, drink, and entertainment make McGurk’s a memorable stop. We look forward to raising a pint with you upon your next visit. Sláinte!
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